Quills (2000)

Directed by
Philip Kaufman

This film is about the notorious French writer who dedicated his time writing books about sexual situations, Marquis de Sade (Geoffrey Rush).

Locked in an asylum he enlists the help of his laundress, Madeline LeCrec (Kate Winslet) to smuggle his last writings out of the building.

Although a fictionalized account of the Marquis' last years, this is moderately faithful to the historical record.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 123 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2000

4/5 Stars

Classification: 18 Certificate

Production Country: USA/Germany/UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Geoffrey RushGeoffrey Rush...The Marquis de Sade
Image for Kate WinsletKate Winslet...Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc
Image for Joaquin PhoenixJoaquin Phoenix...The Abbe du Coulmier
Image for Michael CaineMichael Caine...Dr. Royer-Collard
Billie Whitelaw...Madame LeClerc
Image for Patrick MalahidePatrick Malahide...Delbené
Amelia Warner...Simone
Jane Menelaus...Renee Pelagie
Image for Stephen MoyerStephen Moyer...Prouix the Architect
Tony Pritchard...Valcour
Michael Jenn...Cleante
Danny Babington...Pitou
George Antoni...Dauphin
Stephen Marcus...Bouchon
Elizabeth Berrington...Charlotte